With illiteracy rates as high as ever and government funding continuing to be cut, your donation means more than ever. Dollars raised from this campaign stay right here in Western New York to fund the programs of Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara. These programs include Basic Reading and English as a Second Language tutoring, Family Literacy programs, our Neighborhood Drop-in-Centers and much more!

By making a tax-deductible donation to Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara, you become an active participant in breaking the cycle of inter-generational illiteracy, the leading cause for prolonged poverty and underemployment among families in our region. According to a recent study, $1 in funding to Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara yields a $13.55 return to our community!

If you are employed with a company that participates in a matching gift program, your donation to Literacy Volunteers can double! Please check with your Human Resources department to receive a form and eligibility requirements.

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Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara is a registered New York State charity in “good standing” and is incorporated as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation under the US Internal Revenue Service. Donations and contributions to Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara are tax-deductible.

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